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Lithuanian MFA: Terrorists use AK-100 assault riffles
Charter 97 ^ | 15 April 2014, Tue 4:45

Posted on 04/14/2014 6:53:41 PM PDT by annalex

Lithuanian MFA: Terrorists use AK-100 assault riffles

Militants in eastern Ukraine are armed with Russia's newest assault rifles AK-100, which Ukraine doesn't have in service.

Lithuanian foreign minister Linas Linkevicius says Moscow's role in unrests in eastern Ukraine is proved by evidence by detained people and weapons that the activists used to seize administrative buildings, UNN reports on April 14.

“The detainees, who took part in organising disorders, confessed they are citizens of Russia. The found weapons, such as AK-100 rifles, are used in Russia. There are no such rifles in Ukraine. Other evidence includes the fact that the groups are using the same radio frequency and uniforms that were used in Crimea,” Linkevicius said.

He added the number of evidence proving Russia's involvement in the unrests, provocations and propaganda would be presented to the international community by his colleague.

According to the Lithuanian minister, the actions by the Russians in eastern Ukraine have signs of terrorism. Russia wants to disrupt the Ukrainian presidential election scheduled for May, he thinks.

Linkevicius finds grounded the decision to launch a large-scale anti-terror operation in Ukraine, because, as he says, “the slow occupation of the country is under way”.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Russia
KEYWORDS: banglist; ukraine
The AK-101 is an assault rifle of the Kalashnikov series. The AK-101 is designed for the world export market, using 5.56×45mm NATO cartridges, which is the standard of most NATO armies. The AK-101 is marketed at those looking for a weapon that combines the logistical compatibility and familiarity of the 5.56×45mm NATO round with the reliability of a Kalashnikov. It is designed with modern and composite materials, including plastics that reduce weight and improve accuracy.

Wikipedia


AK-101(Top) and AK-102(Bottom)

I am not sure what AK-100 is.

1 posted on 04/14/2014 6:53:41 PM PDT by annalex
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In case you wondered who these armed thugs were this time, yes. Your guess was correct.

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2 posted on 04/14/2014 6:55:57 PM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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To: annalex

The rail on the middle weapon is useless for optics. The dust cover is too loose for that purpose. Once it’s removed to clean the weapon, you can forget about your zero.


3 posted on 04/14/2014 7:24:26 PM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: annalex

4 posted on 04/14/2014 7:37:34 PM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: annalex

I know what they meant by AK-100. I am not sure what a riffle is.

Perhaps related to a wiffle bat?

(the journalist misspelled the headline.)


5 posted on 04/14/2014 7:58:05 PM PDT by Redcitizen (When a zombie apocalypse starts, Chuck Norris doesn't try to survive. The zombies do.)
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To: annalex

Just fyi

http://www.rusmilitary.com/html/firearms_ak103.htm

http://www.avtomats-in-action.com/pro26.html


6 posted on 04/14/2014 8:46:02 PM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: annalex

Here’s more on what I believe to be the same build

http://www.ak47.net/forums/t_4_64/146186_Saiga_SGL_31_44_to_AK_74M_conversion.html


7 posted on 04/14/2014 8:55:22 PM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: annalex

http://www.ak-47.net/ak-47/ak100.php


8 posted on 04/14/2014 8:59:28 PM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: edpc

the Ljungmann has the same problem. the dust cover is also the cocking handle. the manual of arms must have called for some outstanding hand strength.


9 posted on 04/14/2014 11:12:13 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: mac_truck

that guy is not a draftee or a militant. he has the look about him..


10 posted on 04/14/2014 11:13:44 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: annalex

Does Eric Holder have an alibi?


11 posted on 04/14/2014 11:35:03 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: annalex

AK-100 is exported, in use in other countries, also used in .223 and Russian caliber, AK-100 is used by police and special forces in Europe too.


12 posted on 04/15/2014 1:20:37 AM PDT by kronos77 (Kosovo is Serbian Jerusalem. No Serbia without Kosovo.)
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To: mac_truck

They sure don’t look like Presbyterians...


13 posted on 04/15/2014 4:37:38 AM PDT by donozark (The voices inside my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!)
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To: RitchieAprile
2/3 of the Ukraine military in Crimea left to become citizens of Crimea, thus Russia. Even CBS news this AM was reporting about Ukranian security personnel and military who have switched sides to support the separatists.

The trained military might well be those who've left the Ukranian military, with weapons and knowledge of the area. They'd be capable of planning and coordinating these protests, I'd think.

14 posted on 04/15/2014 4:45:28 AM PDT by grania
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To: mac_truck
And what? No one has said they only have AK-100. However that photo is revealing of the same thing: plenty of identical gear and uniforms, and where they got these Kalashnikovs? You can't get them in a store. These are not local rebels, someone armed them.
15 posted on 04/15/2014 5:17:10 AM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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To: Redcitizen

Yes, the spelling is not the best. Gets better in the text. The forum guidelines are not to edit the titles, or else I would decipher “MFA”, too.


16 posted on 04/15/2014 5:20:17 AM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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To: logi_cal869

Thank you. So the proper term is “AK-100 series” meaning any AK-10x. I was a bit perplexed trying to find a picture and only finding AK-101 and 102.

So what is the weapon in #4? It sure doesn’t look like wooden stock.


17 posted on 04/15/2014 5:25:45 AM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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To: kronos77

AK-100 is the generic name for anything 100 or higher.


18 posted on 04/15/2014 5:27:22 AM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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To: grania; RitchieAprile
The trained military might well be those who've left the Ukranian military, with weapons and knowledge of the area

Except Ukrainian military, according to the minister, do not have these weapons.

19 posted on 04/15/2014 5:28:53 AM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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To: RitchieAprile

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that guy is not a draftee or a militant. he has the look about him..
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Looks like a BLM enforcer


20 posted on 04/15/2014 5:30:57 AM PDT by wrench
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21 posted on 04/15/2014 5:31:41 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: annalex

#4 what? The photos at that link are all labeled (small pixel, unfortunately). I didn’t watch the videos...


22 posted on 04/15/2014 5:38:06 AM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: logi_cal869; mac_truck

I mean the picture posted by mac_truck at post #4. Is it a AK-47 or AK-100?


23 posted on 04/15/2014 6:14:06 AM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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To: annalex

Ah. I can’t tell at that resolution. There are probably clues, but I’m in my morning scurry and don’t see them. offhand...


24 posted on 04/15/2014 6:57:22 AM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: logi_cal869
Here's another one. This is definitely not a wooden stock.


The "insurgents" or those "on the side of the Donetsk People's republic" in action in Slavyansk. AF/EAST NEWS

"The problem is it looks very, very similar to what happened previously in the Crimea. So you know, if it looks like a horse and it walks like a horse, it's usually a horse - and not a zebra," said Frans Timmermans, foreign minister of the Netherlands.

here

25 posted on 04/15/2014 6:38:47 PM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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To: annalex

I think this will help

http://www.smallarmssurvey.org/fileadmin/docs/weapons/SAS-weapons-assault-rifles-AK-100-series.pdf


26 posted on 04/15/2014 8:00:19 PM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: annalex

If your interest is weapons in general, you should go to the home page of that link and search for any model weapon you can think of and see the extent of the database.

I don’t care for the source, but the database is robust.

Anyway...IMHO that pic you posted above earlier is of a Russian AK-103 ‘Export version’. It’s a shame there isn’t a higher res pic, but it is what it is...though it’s obvious that model has a different stock.

http://www.armoryblog.com/firearms/rifles/russian-ak-103-exports-to-libya/

This link has a pic of a 103 with the sling loop on the other side of one of the stocks

http://www.guns.com/2011/11/17/venezuela-licensed-to-make-ak-103s/

I believe the stock with the sling loop on the right is the folding stock and the one with the sling loop on the left is the fixed stock and, frankly, that’s most sensible. Unfortunately, that link explains the differences between the 74 and 103, but not the fixed/folding stocks pictured.


27 posted on 04/15/2014 8:52:39 PM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: logi_cal869

Thank you. My interest is more in interpreting the events correctly; this at least proves that the militants did not get their weapons from an Ukrainian armory.


28 posted on 04/16/2014 5:18:15 AM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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To: annalex

2 things to note there:

The weapon appears well-worn, and

The 103 is a much-exported model (that small arms site link has reports on exports.

I didn’t look for nations’ names specifically, but in the reports I browsed I saw some names. Search for ak-100 or ak-103 and you’ll find the reports on exports. Maybe that will further your info.


29 posted on 04/16/2014 5:28:41 AM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: annalex

No such thing as AK-100. There is the AK-100 series...101-108.


30 posted on 04/16/2014 4:11:26 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: gundog

Yes. The minister was not fully informed, or preferred a simpler designation, speaking orally.


31 posted on 04/16/2014 6:39:06 PM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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